“Out of the Darkness” Walks Seek to Reduce Suicides
On average, about two people die by suicide each day in South Carolina, which is more than twice the state’s homicide rate. With its “Out of the Darkness” walks statewide in October and November, the S.C. chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is working to reduce that number through awareness and fundraising for research. In this report, we hear from South Carolina AFSP volunteers and staff who give us signs that might indicate a person is contemplating suicide, and learn of AFSP’s goal to reduce the suicide rate nationwide over the next decade. It’s important to remember, they say, that help is available and suicide is preventable.